Natalia Williams-Wandoch, piano
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Natalia Williams-Wandoch performs as a soloist and chamber musician and has developed a wide and versatile repertoire with strong emphases on Romantic, Impressionist and contemporary music. Her debut album - world premiere recordings of piano music by Arnold Bax - was released in 2019 and has been unanimously praised by reviewers and listeners.
Natalia started performing at the age of 8, played as a soloist with orchestra for the first time at 11, gave her first full-length recital at 14 and performed the complete Op. 10 Etudes by Chopin in the composer’s house whilst still a student. She was enthusiastically received by the audience and critics in the 2005 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Her soloist performances have included piano concertos by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini), Bartok, Liszt (Totentanz), Mozart, Beethoven (Choral Fantasia) and Bach. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated on performances of Schoenberg’s 'Pierrot lunaire', Orff's 'Carmina Burana', piano quintets by Brahms, Schumann, Shostakovich and Dvořak, and numerous other works with instrumentalists and singers.
Natalia studied at music-specialising schools and completed her Master of Music degree with first class honours. She has won numerous prizes, including winning every piano competition she entered at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was a student of Vanessa Latarche. She has also studied with Thalia Myers.